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. >> narrator: some former prosecutors believe the problem is a lack of effort. >> the justice department failed. they have not done what needed to be done. they didn't ever try to bring together one coherent narrative, laying out the entirety of the story, against one of the major plays and demand sanctions that are meaningful. that to me is what has been fundamentally lacking. >> narrator: the story of how the big banks amassed enormous fortunes packaging home loans into securities and selling them to investors all over the world began, of course, on the ground with mortgage originators. >> what my econ i prof taught us was business goes in cycles. my name is michael winston. i worked for countrywide financial corporation from 2005 till 2008. they said their goal was world-class. goldman sachs on the pacific. and they wanted me to realize their vision. see now if you can reach up, with both fists... >> narrator: michael winston once lived inside the bubble at mortgage originator countrywide. at first, winston was impressed by ceo angelo mozilo and how he had turned countrywide into america's n
't as strict as previously believed. cbs news has confirmed that the authenticity of a justice department memo laying out when the president can authorize such attacks. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: the white house is vigorously defending a justice department memo which says the administration can use drones to protect and kill american citizens working with citizens. >> these strikes are legal. they are ethical and they are wise. >> reporter: the memo originally obtained by nbc news says killing a u.s. citizen who is a senior operational leader in al qaeda or an associated force is lawful under three conditions. the suspect is engaged in planning operations to kill americans, even if no specific attack is imminent. it's not possible to capture the suspect before the attack, and the operation follows applicable laws and war principles. but there is concern among some on capitol hill that the policy removes the right of american terror suspects to a trial by jury. and on tuesday the white house press corps pushed obama officials on the issue. >> this is giving legal justification for ki
a transgendered person. the family says that they want the justice department to investigate. and no matter how you feel -- on a freezing february night family, friends, and community leaders -- there's no reason to take a lie. they gathered to honor the 's life. it was one year ago that deoni was fatally stabbed in the head at this metro bus stop. the witness accounts and using this surveillance video, police andked down the suspect under second-degree murder charges. >> he was stabbed. he appeared drunk or high. we think that he saw that he and exhibitedred hate. >> they want the justice department to investigate and take over the case. intent is difficult to prove in any murder prosecution. >> there is an assistant to it a justice department policy advisor. she says defining a hate crime is not easy. it really depends on the jurisdiction. . >> there are many questions. i think all of the facts need and thet on the table decision reached as to why or this is or not a hate crime. that u.s. attorney office has declined to comment. prosecutors will have to prove killed jonesry specifically becau
-page justice department memo that concludes lethal strikes against u.s. citizens who are operational leaders of al qaeda are a lawful act of national self-defense. >> we only take these kinds of actions when there's an imminent threat, when capture is not feasible, and when we are confident that we're doing so in a way that's consistent with federal and international law. >> reporter: but the memo appears to allow greater leeway than the administration has publicly acknowledged. it says an imminent threat does not require the united states to have clear evidence that a specific attack on u.s. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future. the aclu is challenging obama's drone policy and is suing the u.s. government over awlaki's death on behalf of his family. >> it is a chilling document. it's, you know, it sets out the government's claimed authority to carry out the targeted killing of american citizens. but the limits are really vague and elastic, and it's very easy to see how they could be manipulated. >> reporter: nbc news analyst michael lighter, a former counter
by the end of july. >>> the justice department says they've broken up one of the biggest credit it card fraud rings of all time. 18 people were arrested tuesday accused of creating fake i.d.s to steal over $200 million. the ring operated in 28 states and several countries where the money was used to fund lashish lifestyles. >> a man who found a rare baseball card at a yard sale in maine is about to become very rich. there are only two cards like it in the world. the card is hitting the auction block today and is expected to reach at least $100,000. >>> and mvp joe flacco got the keys to a corvette with a huge tax bill. the car is worth about $60,000. if he decides to keep it he'll have to pay about $25,000 in taxes. don't worry. he can certainly afford it. he's a free agent and can expect to make about $20 million. what a problem to have. anne-marie? >> thank you, ashley. >>> there's a growing debate in washington over the controversial issue of drone aircraft, specifically deadly attacks against americans. tomorrow it will likely be an issue with john brennan. a new memo gives the president
on the justice department suing the disgraced cyclist for fraud. a judge decides whether oscar pistorius can go free on bail. emma hurd was in the courtroom with the olympian charged with murder. the washington budget crisis threatens essential government services. >> it would be an economic disaster and there would be no winners. >> pelley: ben tracy in los angeles on whether food safety will be compromised. and steve hartman "on the road" with the incredible act of kindness that brought a mother to tears. >> i think i'll cry about it for the rest of my life. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. many of lance armstrong's victories were painted red, white, and blue. his team sponsor was the u.s. postal service and, in the late 1990s, the agency could hardly believe its luck, that it had put its money on a man who became arguably the greatest endurance athlete of all time. well, today color the pofl service embarrassed. the u.s. justice department announced this afternoon that it will join a civil lawsuit that claims armstrong def
. ghosts of the financial crisis come back to haunt standard and poor's. the justice department is close to filing a lawsuit against the agency for wrongdoing in its ratings before the financial crisis. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. weakness in technology shares helps derail a five-week runnup on wall street, we look at stocks and the individual investor. >> susie: and michael dell could be taking the computer company that bears his name private, as soon as this week. a look at what going private means for investors. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: entirely without legal merit, that's what standard and poor's is calling a potential lawsuit by the department of justice, for s&p's mortgage bond ratings ahead of the financial crisis. these charges come five years after the financial crisis and would be the first alleging illegal behavior by a major ratings agency. as darren gersh reports, s&p is fighting back. >> reporter: what took so long? that's the reaction from critics who have long argued standard and poor's gave a stamp of approval to flawed mortgage securities that he
white collar watchdogs. how the justice department plans to put robbers from wall street behind bars. in today's cover story, with the sequester cuts to begin just 10 days from now, what's happening behind the scenes on capitol hill. and.... to the moon! hear one trader's ambitious prediction for the s&p 500. plus, traffic ticket tips: how to keep your insurance rates from surging. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's wednesday, february 20th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: the short trading week is off to a postive start. the dow made a push above 14,000 and the s&p 500, which is not at a 5 year high. gold had a major sell-off of 32 dollars as oil slipped slightly. in earnings after the close, dell beat the street despite a drop in profits and sales. and herbalife profits, revenues and the company's full-year forecast are all up. perhaps it's all the news coverage giving herbalife a lift. and macy's goes to to court today hoping to persuade a judge to permanently block mar
:00, a lawsuit against disgraced cyclist lance armstrong could be growing. how the department of justice could get involved. >>> we're profiling the bay area's most wanted suspects and tonight detectives in the south bay are searching for a bank robber. the same suspect is accused of robbing at least five south bay banks just in the past month or so. the most recent hold up a santa clara wells fargo on homestead road just two days ago. the suspect also robbing banks in san jose, one in saratoga and two banks in cupertino. we got our hands on surveillance video of the suspect. a muscular white man, clean shaven, between 5'6" and 6'tall. he also appears to be wearing a raiders hat in these images. detectives say that he will hand a note over to tellers and demand money. i'm grant lotus, kron4 news. >>> the 49er general manager raves and raves about randy moss. sounds like they're going to get rid of him. also we'll get some golf with tiger. and a special memorial for jerry r on in this newscast. >>> we'll tell you what you can expect in your weather coming up in a few minutes >>> brought to you
. using company documents to bolster their case, justice department lawyers says the deal will lead to higher prices for popular beers like budweiser and corona. anheuser-busch inbev says it is still confident the deal will go through. as darren gersh reports, the fight could be a sign more mergers will face a tougher time in washington. >> reporter: the justice department is not quite ready for a two-pack of brewers to control almost half the american beer market. in a statement announcing a lawsuit to block anheuser-bush inbev's $20 billion deal for mexican brewer modelo, assistant attorney general bill baer says >> if abi fully owned and controlled modelo, a.b.i. would be able to increase beer prices to american consumers. this lawsuit seeks to prevent a.b.i. from eliminating modelo as an important competitive force in the beer industry. anheuser-busch was not deterred, saying: >> we remain confident in our position, and we intend to vigorously contest the justice department's action in federal court. >> reporter: the proposed merger between the largest and third largest beer mak
legal trouble tonight. the justice department has joined one of his former racing teammates, suing him for using performance enhancing drugs during the tour de france. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams in our washington newsroom with more on this story tonight. pete, good evening. >> reporter: brian, the justice department claims lance armstrong was cheating the federal government when he raced in the tour de france on a team sponsored by the u.s. postal service. the government today joined a lawsuit that had been filed earlier by one of his teammates, floyd landis. it says armstrong violated a strict ban on illegal drugs, all the while claiming he never used them. the government says armstrong and his team owners cheated the postal service out of at least $30 million that it paid to sponsor his racing team. but armstrong's lawyers say tonight the postal service's own study show it benefited tremendously from its sponsorship, benefits totalling more than $100 million. the justice department says lance armstrong's confessional television interview will be a factor as this goe
. the justice department going off credit rating agency s & p accusing them misleading in the financial crisis. and the same agency downgradi downgrading us and sending the markets in a tailspin. and wondering why other agencies aren't charged. a little peculiar. >> and as someone who covers the financial crisis i hav no sympathy for standard & poor's, these were some of the lucrative deals and complex housing bonds and vying for the bonds and they were involved in the deals and they did stupid things. and that said, i will tell you that every single ratings you see the same exact thing and basically inflated those ratings they could be put on the deal and if they go after standard & poors, they have to go after the hours and the only reason they're not. this is pay back time. >> pay back time for the downgrade, the u.s. debt. >> no. >> make the administration look bad. >> i don't buy it. they're going to start with one, start with s & p and the case go goes-- moody's the justice department is probing moody's among other regulators and looking into-- they're going to see what they can extract
goes-- moody's the justice department is probing moody's among other regulators and looking into-- they're going to see what they can extract from s & p and if they can win in court. >> i know for a fact there have been congressionalal hearings on this. moody's had e-mails we're' talking about, will rate-- >> and in order the same sort of stuff. >> that's what i just said, that's what i just said, that moody's is-- because they're not going to go after them all at the same time if they know-- >> and why moody's first? >> and ultimately though, can this just be a scare tactic, in other words, hey, don't ever think about downgrading america's debt again or... well, look, i hope not. i hope it's not just scare tactics and frankly, i couldn't be happier, i was yelling and screaming in '08, this was fought in plain sight and the conflict of interest of rating something that you-- that the people pay you to rate is a joke. it's like if you were a father of a daughter in the miss america pageant, you are the judge so i'm glad somebody is getting in trouble and i think that moody's will probabl
as 17 cents in the past week alone. plus, a confidential justice department says the government can order the killing of american citizens. wait until we tell you why. >>> and new details on the murder of navy s.e.a.l. chris crime. former president george h.b. bush out and about. and governor chris christie gets back at all those fat jokes made at his expense. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, february 5th, 2013. >>> and a very good morning to you, i'm veronica de la cruz. before you head out, you might want to pad your wallet, gas prices up again. $3.52 that pats the highest ever for february. 17 cents from just last week, a spike of 22 cents since early joon. drivers in states like new york and california are feeling the pinch more than others. prices there are approaching $4 a gallon and that is making for extra pain at the pump. >> these higher gas prices generally affect the way i budget my money, where i choose to live and how i choose to spend my early time. >> more about the distance i'm driving. >>> a weak dollar and a decline
-backed securities. s&p officials announced the justice department informed them about the lawsuit. the case will be focused on the agency's ratings of subprime and other mortgage-backed securities in 2007. that was, of course, leading up to the financial crisis. s&p officials say they deeply regret failing to fully anticipate the deteriorating market conditions at the time. but they do deny any wrongdoing. this is the first time the u.s. government will file a suit against a leading ratings agency over alleged illegal behavior tied to the financial crisis. the justice department says s&p ratings were motivated by commercial considerations and not issued in good faith. >>> japan has agreed to provide india's steel industry with energy saving technology. output is expected to jump five-fold by 2050 but energy conservation is a pressing issue because the industry is heavily dependent on fuel oil as well as electric power. the agreement came after a meeting in tokyo. it was tended by government and industry officials from the two countries. the technological know-how to be provided to india pro
on the u.s.'s drone attack authority. a confidential memo detailing the justice department's legal reasoning for killing american citizens with drones was released this week. >> any american who joins al- qaida will know full well that they have joined an organization that is at war with the united states and hat killed thousands upon thousands of individuals, many, many of them who are americans. so i think any american who did that should know well that they, in fact, are part of an enemy against us and that united states will do everything possible to destroy that enemy to save american lives. >> what's the troubling aspect of the justice department's reasoning concerning the use of drones against u.s. citizens? >> i'll tell you, john, the troubling aspect is this. look, if an individual joins al- qaida, and they're planning a bomb or involved in an attack on americans, look, he's fair game, he's an enemy combatant. but what the justice department said is look, high-ranking u.s. officials can pick out ranking operatives of al-qaida who represent an imminent danger, and we killed
endurance athlete of all time. well, today color the pofl service embarrassed. the u.s. justice department announced this afternoon that it will join a civil lawsuit that claims armstrong defrauded the federal government. here's bob orr. >> reporter: the lawsuit as lance armstrong broke his sponsorship contract with the u.s. postal service by using performance-enhancing drugs while winning multiple tour de france titles. the postal service paid at least $31 million to sponsor armstrong's cycling team and now the justice department wants that money back and could seek total damages approaching $100 million. the lawsuit, first filed by armstrong's former teammate floyd landis in 2010, claims the team knowingly caused the united states postal service agreements to be violated by regularly employing banned substances and methods to enhance their performance. that charge brought strong denials from armstrong at the time. >> he's got no proof. it's his word versus ours. >> reporter: but in 2011, another teammate, tyler hamilon, told "60 minutes" armstrong did used banned substances, including th
-- does not make such individuals immune from being targeted. >> in a secret justice department paper, the obama administration claims it has legal authority to assassinate u.s. citizens overseas even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the u.s. we will speak with jameel jaffer from the aclu. the obama administration is claiming the legal authority to indefinitely detain americans without charge or trial. >> the way in which our fundamental rights, our bill of rights, our constitution freedoms have been abridged by the last 10 years and more as president obama is unhappily following in that tradition. >> we will speak with whistleblower daniel ellsberg who is in new york this week to attend an appeal in his lawsuit against the ndaa. we will speak with computer security researcher jacob appelbaum who lost a federal appeals court ruling that the government could subpoena his twitter and e-mail information without a warrant as part of its probe into wikileaks. the boy scouts of america prepared to vote on whether to lift its ban on gay memb
. >> reporter: in a statement, standard and poor's said the justice department's lawsuit had no legal or factual merit. saying: "it would disregard the central facts that s&p reviewed the same subprime mortgage data as the rest of the market-- including u.s. government officials who in 2007 publicly stated that problems in the subprime market appeared to be contained." >> reporter: s&p goes on to argue that the securities at issue in the justice department's case were reviewed by another ratings agency and received the same rating. s&p says it also began downgrading many mortgage securities in 2006, warning that conditions in the housing market were deteriorating. but critics say what matters is what s&p claimed at the time it stamped securities triple a. >> the ratings agencies claim that they have unique analytic abilities and very sophisticated models that enable them to determine the credit worthiness of a bond, a derivative, a security. >> reporter: s&p points out court rulings have dismissed what it called challenges to a credit rating made with 20/20 hindsight. if the justice department d
to home, did the folks who issue credit ratings make the mortgage crisis worse? the justice department says yes. >> we believe that s&p played a significant role in helping to bring our economy to the brink of collapse. gwen: and on politics, republicans and democrats map out the future. >> it's important not to read too much into any particular political victory, because this country is big, it is diverse, it is contentious, and we don't have a monopoly on wisdom. >> to uphold this legacy of those who have come before us, washington will need to make some choices. and in a divided government, these choices are often tough. gwen: covering the week, carrie johnson of nph, pete williams of nbc news, alexis simendinger of real clear politics, and beth reinhard of "national journal." >> award winning reporting and analysis covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week with gwen ifill." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we know why we're here. to chart a greener path in the air and in our factories. >> to find cleaner mor
. why the justice department is trying to break up a merger between beer companies. and, could google profit from gangnam? our traders search for the answers. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's friday, february 1st. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: january jobs. traders will key their trading off the latest news on the labor market from the goverment today. it's expected 195,000 jobs were added, and the unemployment rate will tick down to 7.7%. january joy: the first month of the year was a good one for the stock market. the dow's top performers gained nearly 6%, and among the commodities oil had its best start of a new year since 2006, which pumped up prices at the gas station. the average cost of gallon of unleaded jumped 13 cents this month. and in legal action, peregrine ceo russell wasendorf will get 50 years in prison - the max - for cheating investors out of $215 million. todd horwitz of the adam mesh group joins us now. he has a closer look at the jobs trade. what are you
works out to be an extra $500 a year. adds up quick. >>> the justice department is getting into a battle over beer. there are at least 2,000 local breweries around the country like port city in alexandria. they worry about one beer giant getting bigger and dominating the entire market. anheuser-busch already control abouts half of u.s. beer markets and now it wants to merge with corona which is the most popular imported beer. local brewers worry such a deal to coarse their products out of stores. >> there's a limited amount of shelf space out there. the big suppliers have influence over what goes into the set. if one supplier gets too big, then they ultimately can have the opportunity to limit that choice in the market. that's bad for consumers and it's interesting that the justice department agrees with that view. >> craft beer market has been gaining in popularity. the growing industry represents only 6% of the market at this point, but sales of large domestic beers, as they decline, craft beers are up 11%. as i said there were 2,000 local breweries across the country. it's consolidati
be launched to kill american citizens. the justice department that the government does not need evidence that a specific attack is imminent. more lenient standards then publicly known for drug -- drone attacks. here is steve kingston. and under what exact circumstances will the u.s. government authorized the killing of an american citizen abroad? but the answers are here. it is a 16-page memo written by the lawyers of the justice department, as requested by congress. it is a document that is not strictly classified, but it was not meant to become public. what these lawyers do here is justified is targeted killing of american citizens who have worked with or parts of al qaeda and expense various groups. that is the justification if they pose a an immense threat to america. it provides a very elastic definition of what is an imminent threat. you do not need to know this is a bit of who, what, where, and when of a particular plot against america. it is enough for these individuals to be linked to al qaeda because of a continuing threat against america. >> popeyes ybarra alice responded to t
the justice department sued s&p late monday for giving high ratings to toxic assets. the bad mortgages helped fuel the 2008 meltdown. and the suit marks the first federal enforcement action against a credit rating firm over the crisis. >>> we're less than a month away from massive cuts in federal spending that could lead to layoffs of employees at the pentagon and elsewhere. we have more from capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and nora. around here, congress likes to call those cuts the sequester. and both sides have long predicted it could harm the economy if the cuts are allowed to kick in. instead of working together to do something about it, they've resorted to the blame game a month before the deadline. republicans may be the party of spending cuts, but on monday, house speaker john boehner insisted the looming sequester was the president's idea. >> the president first proposed this sequester in 2011 and insisted that it be part of the debt limit agreement. >> reporter: unless congress acts, the package of cuts worth $1.2 trillion, will start to kick in
." >>> confidential killing. an nbc news exclusive. a justice department memo says the government can kill americans believed to be top al qaeda leaders, even if there's no active plot to attack the united states. this controversial document also has new details on the legal justification behind more drone strikes against al qaeda subjects. >>> red rover, karl rove's new push to score some winners is getting pushback from powerful conservative groups. this morning, a debate between one of rove's point men and one of his top critics. >>> and who do you know? and do you know who this guy is? you should. he just might be the most powerful person in israeli politics not named netanyahu right now. find out what an unexpected power surge from the center could mean for u.s. hopes for mideast peace. >>> good morning from washington. it's tuesday, february 5th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get to my first reads. president obama's state of the union address is just a week from today and the president is flooding the zone. worried the federal budget could dominate and limit his agen
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with an undistinguished employment history, knocked on the door of the u.s. justice department in the spring of 2007, he touched off an investigation that would threaten one of the world's largest banks with extinction and shake 300 years of swiss banking secrecy to the foundations of its underground vaults. he did it by providing inside information and documentation that his former employer, banking giant ubs, was actively involved in helping its american clients defraud the u.s. treasury out of billions of dollars in unpaid taxes. >> what do you think was most valuable thing that you gave to the u.s. government? >> the amount of clients and the amount of assets managed by ubs in the united states out of switzerland. >> and that was how much? >> that was 19,000 clients and around 20 billion swiss francs, which is about $19 billion. >> of the percentage of american accounts that you represented, how many would you say were trying to evade taxes? >> my own clients? >> mm-hmm. >> i would say about 90%. >> did people tell you this was their intention when they opened an account? >> it was the unwritten rul
different from theirs. but the justice department alleges that s&p's had conflicts of interest. "i think the government has a whistle-blower. it has to have someone in the wings willing to come forward to say that he told his superiors that he was going to commit fraud and they went along with it. without that, i don't think this lawsuit succeeds." there may be one whistle-blower or more. in announcing the lawsuit, attorney general holder says analysts within s&p raised concerns but were ignored, while losses investigators say they've traced to s&p total more than $5 billion. s&p says 20/20 hindsight is not basis to take legal action against the good-faith opinion of professionals. settlement talks reportedly broke down after the government sought more than a billion dollars to prevent it from pursuing its case in court. ceos from goldman sachs, motorola, yahoo and other u.s. corporations are voicing their opinons about immigration to president obama. the president welcomed the business leaders to the white house tuesday. he is pushing his "pathway to citizenship" plan for illegal immigr
all over washington again in the justice department goes to court saying they were not to blame for the financial crisis so why is it paid back by the white house? next. ♪ gerri: in a world of banking and finance the rating agency's opinion is the last advice the big money puts down the many. the justice department slapped the biggest agency standard and poor's with the $1 billion lawsuit it.is shoddy job to rate the mortgage bonds that exploded. in its defense will argue because of first amendment rights. i don't know who i am more surprised than just a part -- justice department or s&p? eric holder, five years later you suddenly find them asleep at the wheel? what about the home buyers who took on mortgages they couldn't afford, the banks, the investors to pick up every investment they to put their hands on. other rating agencies could have stopped the bare ground was obvious that the investments were junk. but the agency did not do that. but different from the banks the job is to rate investments, their readiness but it they did not stick their neck out they did not do thei
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: the department of justice, in a previously secret memo, justifies killing american citizens on foreign soil if they have high-level ties to al qaeda. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we explore the legal and other issues surrounding the u.s. policy. >> ifill: then, federal and state governments sue a credit ratings agency it says gave good ratings to bad mortgage investments. >> brown: ray suarez looks at president obama's use of campaign-style events to push his legislative agenda. >> ifill: hari sreenivsan examines a million-dollar match fixing scandal shaking the world of international soccer. >> brown: and playing with the enemy: we have the story of an orchestra of israelis and arabs coming together for music, and maybe more. >> the only way that we can achieve anything that is remotely related to peace is if we sit together and talk or if we at least try to. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has b
at the justice department have sued a credit rating agency in relation to the u.s. financial crisis. well, let's get a check on the markets now. first looking at currencies. the yen is sharply lower against other major currencies. that's because market players expect the bank of japan will take additional easing measures and that anticipation was boosted by news that b.o.j. governor shirakawa will step down before the end of his term. dollar/yen now changing hands at 93.67 to 68. meanwhile, the euro against the yen is being quoted at 127.24-25. moving on to stocks now, the nikkei stock average has risen above 11,300 for the first time in 34 months. that's because the weaker yen is lifting expectations that exporters will show higher profits. the nikkei index is currently trading at 11,313. that's a gain of 2.4% from tuesday's close. and all of the topix 33 subindexes are higher, with exporters leading the advance. the topix at 961, up 2.3%. to other markets in the asia pacific. south korea's kospi up by a quarter of a percent. 1,942. in australia the benchmark index is trading higher by .9%. 4
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